Saturday, November 5, 2011

Guest Designer at Our Creative Corner!


Good morning!  Today I'm excited to tell you that I'm a Guest Designer over at Our Creative Corner!  Their fun challenge this week is to make a masculine card, but to use non-masculine colors!  A challenge, indeed; I always have trouble coming up with manly cards, but one of the things I usually fall back on is to use neutrals, greens, blues, colors that usually appeal to most men......when I asked my DH for the colors he considered the most unmanly, he said "pink and purple".  I didn't think I could get away with pastels, so I darkened the hues.  Here's my card:

OCC Masculine - November

supplies: kraft and brown cardstock, mauve and dark pink Core'dinations, unknown purple (thanks Mary Anne), chipboard figure from Wendi Vecchi Art Parts, Hero Arts S5208 Designer Woodgrain, K5175 Houndstooth, CL479 Dictionary Greetings, CL139 Birthday Messages, Penny Black 40-048 Paisley Outline, Anita's Teddy Bear ink, natural crochet thread, bright pink and brown buttons, nested

After choosing these non-masculine colors, I set about bringing the masculinity back in with the stamped patterns: a woodgrain, text, houndstooth, and subtle paisley.  Thank you, Our Creative Corner, for this opportunity to play with you - I enjoyed the challenge!  Please visit there to see what the other DT members did this week.

20 comments:

  1. Whoo Hoo! Congrats Lin! Love your die cut houndstooth image! Great masculine card and love the deep tones you used!

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  2. Love this...very unique and fun!!

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  3. OH, so well deserved, my friend! This card just rocks!! I LOVE the dark pastels with that houndstooth silhouette! Congratulations!! Hugs, Marcy

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  4. Congrats on being a GD. So well deserved! This card shows us why; I love the mix of patterns and the houndstooth silhouette is stunning!

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  6. Congrats Lin! It's tough enough doing a male card, but in non-male colours! Wow! Hats off to you because you did a stunning job! Love that man silhouette with the Houndstooth!

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  7. Great job on the challenge! Love all your different patterns with the fella. We're so glad to have you as guest designer this week at OCC!

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  8. This just wonderful Lin. Well done on your guest spot.

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  9. Fabulous card Lin ... love all the patterns and textures in your card, this card screams masculine to me and I love the twist with the pink and purples tones ... I think it is that houndstooth fella that did the trick!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creative talent with us this week as Guest Designer, it is such an honour to have your work showcased with Our Creative Corner!!!

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  10. Super job on this tough, tough challenge Lin! Love the die cut gentleman in his houndstooth suit - a perfect contrast to the pinks and purple! I was thinking of using those colors myself, but just couldn't pull it off. We're so happy to have you as guest designer this week - you sure did us proud!

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  11. Congratulations, Lin! You rocked this challenge! Love the mix of patterns.

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  12. Congratulations Lin :D. How wonderful for you. Your card is fantastic as well xoxoxoxoxo

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  13. Wow, congrats and well deserved. This card works so well, the houndstooth is the perfect element :)

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  14. Hi Lin - congrats on your DT spot! Just love your masculine card - that chipboard figure is awesome with the houndstooth!

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  15. Yahoo Lin! Congrats on your GDT spot! What a fun mix of patterns!

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  16. This is great Lin - doesn't look at all female even with that pink! Love the silhouette chap!

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  17. Lin, I love your take on the challenge. I love that you used colors that aren't mainstream manly! and used textures and patterns to man-it-up. Love It!

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  18. You certainly rose to this challenge, my friend! Who would think you could make pink and purple manly but you did it in splendid style! The folks at Our Creative Corner chose well for Guest Designer. Kudos to you!

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  19. Lin, this is awesome! I love how you used two of the most non-masculine colors and whipped out a great "guy" card! The mix of patterns and textures just adds so much to the design. You really rocked this challenge! So excited that you are joining us this week at OCC as a Guest Designer! Big hugs! :)

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  20. Congrats on being the GDT!! You knocked me out of my chair (and it's a NEW chair--Trav got it for me tonight!) with this card---LOVE your embossing and stamping backgrounds! LOOOOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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